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CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 4:35pm EST
to drink. >> i want to thank everyone for coming and particularly i want to thank my co-panelists here. rob and i have been debating this issue for almost a decade. certainly with bret, i don't think i ever disagreed with him except on this issue and i particularly have to thank my debating colleague, brian katulis from the center of american progress. it shows the left and right can come together on certain issues and particularly brave for him to be with me because on occasion, i have looked at the web site and i am sometimes found there me to be depicted as the son of satan and i'm not sure what that makes brian. what we are really talking about here is do you prefer dictatorship to democracy, because that's what the resolution really is, because we know that if you actually have a free vote, right now islamists are always going to do well and probably going to triumph. that may not be the case down the road. right now, if you have a free vote, they will triumph. that makes them unavoidable and essential. if you believe you have to go down that path, some path, then you are going to have
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 5:35pm EST
of power that did not exist under mubarak. they're competing. this is an early stage of the game. as rob cited the last presidential election results, there is this desire for -- the task here in washington, it will be difficult to convince the u.s. government to change the way it has done business over the last 30 years -- some of that is necessary. the task is, how do you play the right role of engaging here? it is not naively giving money to liberal groups and not having a strategy. i believe this is a significant task inside egypt. it is an encouraging sign -- this is my prediction, it is going to force islamist political parties, at least elements of it to change their ideology. if the system remains open, if there is a big debate, i did not see it going backwards in terms of the diversity in egypt. it is hard for me to imagine that going backwards. >> we're going to move toward closing remarks. we will go in reverse order. bret you can have your two minutes. >> 1979, an influential article was written, dictatorships and double standards. he argued -- in a position of find myself in
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am EST
, that he might take rob portman from ohio because ohio is so important. portman was a guy who is a center-right conservative, who might be more broad. i think barack was surprised by the choice. >> do you think portman could have changed the outcome? >> i don't know. there is a lot of reflection on that in romneyland. >> when you were talking about the adjustment that obama felt he had to undergo, and tell me what are the difficult things? >> what is different is the intense relentless scrutiny. remember, most candidates get to begin with very little press or no press in rooms of tender 12. he can -- of 10 or 12. he opened up right on broadway. and all of the reviewers were in the front row on the first day. as he was developing his chops as a presidential candidate, they were already evaluating. if you look at the first four months to five months of the primerica made it was very negative. he was underperforming. he was overrated. in the first stage. >> yes. they were bad. he said at the time, i am not a good candidate, but i will become one. i will learn to become a good himself. >> and
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 7:00am EST
that they are robbing future generations, my kids, my grandkids, their kids, their grandkids of their prosperity. everyone says that they paid into social security all these years. you paid a tax. go look at the facts. the supreme court said that social security withholding are a tax. you are not entitled to money from the government based on that. yet people say that this is my money, i paid into it all of these years. what you're doing is contributing to the debt for more than military spending and you are robbing my kids, my grandkids, your kids, your grandkids, your great brand kids, great great grandkids, of future earnings. that is a fact. so many people think they are entitled to a handout from the government. i tell you, i have worked all my life and right now i am making far less money than i used to and i did not make a whole lot now. i hear people saying that i do not pay enough in taxes. i should be able to retire at 65, but that is not going to happen. why? the money that everyone is taking now is not going to be there for meet. i have lost that money paying into social security. i
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 7:00pm EST
agencies. we are robbing ourselves of talent in the national security infrastructure. most importantly, it is a tragedy people will not be prepared for good jobs. it is a tragedy people cannot serve it into the armed forces or the foreign service for the intelligence agencies. but the united states is held together by a great national creed. not by ethnicity, not by blood, not by religion. our national creed is an aspirational narratives that it does not matter where you came from, it matters where you are going. you can do great things. the only way that is true is if you have access to a high quality education. if it ever becomes the case as it is increasingly now, i can look a year is a code and tell whether you are going to get a good education, then the social fabric of this country has no chance to hold together. we will be put one against the other, those of our people and those who are not. kosor employable and those who are not. i can assure you that the sense that you might not be able to control your circumstances at birth but you can control your response to your circumstan
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 8:00pm EST
. my grandfather was gunned down in his dry cleaners by two young black kids who tried to rob him. this was in 19701. -- 1970. my grandfather went to reach for a gun. i wrote about this. gun possession, gun laws, what we do about it all? he went to reach for a gun and shot him before he could do anything with it. >> what impact did that have on your family? >> a devastating impact, particularly on my mother. she is the youngest in my family. she was the last person standing. immediate family's side. both my uncles are deceased. my grandfather is dead. my grandmother died about 10 years ago. she is the only one left on her immediate family side. i have written about a couple times. it is a pretty devastating affect on my mother. she is close to my father. she wanted him to be able to live to see his grandkids, her kids. >> you start off talking about your blog. how often do you write it? >> i tried to write once a week. sometimes i am more inspired than other weeks. >> you can write your blog and put your headline on it. >> i can. >> of all you have written over the years, and by t
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
for the initiative offered by senator rob portman. lawmakers can adopt a version of the so-called dollar rule to address the 2011 debt ceiling. policymakers could agree at the beginning to cover that here -- year's budget. they could -- adopting some form of this rule would be a good safeguard. i appreciate his comments. isn't this exactly what we did that now everyone is trying to get out of? we have a dollar of spending reductions. 1.2 is already in place. the other is in the sequester. isn't that what we did? if that isn't a good idea, why are you and the the others now idea? >> let me say a few things. first, the broad context. we need to get rid of the debt ceiling law. it is agonistic. -- it is anachronistic. we need to get rid of it. i suggest that some version of the dollar for dollar rule should be incremented. at least considered. it does not need to be one-for- one. it could be 50%. that is not going forward. -- that is now going forward. my view is that we need to nail down how we can get to fiscal sustainability. -- the $3 trillion i proposed,get rid of the debt ceiling law. we n
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 10:00am EST
's an american ideal and american dream. a very sick individual robbed 20 children, six adults of their american dream. i'd like to think that they are in a better place today. i take some solace in my faith that i don't understand the grand plan. that the good lord does. but what i will say is that we all believe that this was a senseless killing and tragedy. i hope we can learn from it. i hope those in newtown, connecticut, feel the warmth of the nation that is sending their thoughts and prayers to them, this day, especially as we look forward to the holidays in front of us we will all say a special prayer for those that have been lost so needlessly in this act. i hope our country can come together. i hope we can focus on the american dream and the opportunity for all children and all americans going forward. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the chair recognizes thea. oregon, mr. defazio, for five minutes. mr. defazio: i speak on the floor today, the republicans are in conference with speaker boehner, talking about and getting an update on the so-called fiscal cliff
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
did for us who were imprisoned in iran at the time was that it robbed us from hope. yes, you cannot change the behavior of the iranian regime. what you can do is to give 7000 political prisoners who are right now in prison, you can give them hope. the news does get into the prison. if they actually hear that you, in the united states of america -- i promise you they will hear this -- you are standing up for them and not about this whole masquerade of the nuclear thing. this has almost become a joke. if they hear that, you would literally be saving those political prisoners of lives. i have the luxury of not being a politician. i was in a political prison and i saw with my own eyes how thousands of young teenagers who were brutally massacred after being tortured and raped under the name of islam and religion. to be honest with you, all i am interested in is just saving one life. if i can save one life, then i can die in peace. i know the arguments are political. for me, it is an issue of practicality and it is an issue of saving lives. >> ali, you wanted to jump in? >> if i can give
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2012 9:00am EST
are going to get robbed. check this that the florida. people get robbed sitting there trying to buy coffee. i got my concealed weapons permit after shooting happened in dunkin' donuts. when i go there, i think about it. if i am there and have a gun and know how to shoot it, i will pop that fight and head. -- that guy in the head. host: from "the associated press" religious leaders are calling them to enact gun- control and mental health reforms after the shooting in connecticut. leaders representing catholics, jews, a baptist, methodist, pickers and evangelicals and other faith gathered today of the washington national cathedral. it said it would mobilize to join in a national call in day to congress on february 5. they paused to listen to the bell tolled for each of the victims in connecticut. the victims included 20 young children. this happening on the same day for the senator for the hawaiian senator. -- the same day for the funeral for the hawaiian senator. final call, richard in arlington, virginia. caller: i am calling about the proposal with respect to the national database on ment
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 6:30pm EST
campaign is talking to rob portman on speaker phone, and they are talking about the possibility of having paul ryan going to the podium and sending anybody home until the next morning, saying, "we will let more to say in the morning." and he said do not do that. we will have results, and at that point, the romney campaign decided it probably was in the best interests to wait on the results and not send paul ryan down there. host: winning only north carolina. guest: is absolutely amazing. the obama people woke up on election day realizing they would lose florida narrowly, and they were shocked by their own success in carolina. one thing i did not put in the book, as the campaigns to reach the home stretch, the numbers in florida for the obama folks looked better, and bill clinton of all people demanded from chicago, hey, get me into florida more, and bill clinton did a lot of appearances in florida, and a lot of people think that may have helped turn the tide. host: we have one more caller from illinois. good morning to you. caller: good morning, steve, gentlemen. merry christmas. one thin
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 10:00am EST
was more of a consensus in the political committee, that he might take rob portman from ohio because ohio is so important. portman was a guy who is a center-right conservative, who might be more broad. i think barack was surprised by the jurors. what do you think for men could have changed -- surprised by the choice. >> do you think portman could have changed the outcome? >> i don't know. there is a lot of reflection on that in romneyland. >> wh you were talking about the adjustment that obama felt he had to undergo, and tell me what are the difficult things? >> what is different is the intense relentless scrutiny. remember, most candidates get to begin with very little press or no press in rooms of tender 12. he can -- of 10 or 12. he opened up right on broadway. and all of the reviewers were in the front row on the first day. as he was developing his chops as a presidential candidate they were already evaluating. if you look at the first four months to five months of the primerica made it was very negative. he was underperforming. he was overrated. >> there was a lot of critique in the
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2012 7:00am EST
, hello. caller: i think we have been mismanaged. wall street robbed the country and now they're going after the people to pay for wall street. now the people have to pay for what they have done to us. host: what does that mean to you? what would you like to see happen? caller: some people should have gone to prison for robbing us. some people should be held accountable. it seems like the politicians and wall street are together, but it is the people against wall street. corporations run everything and the politicians are right there with them making money. host: matt kibbe. guest: i happen to agree with you. there is this unholy collusion between, what i would call insiders, the chronic capitalists, all those people who hire lobbyists come to washington, d.c., to get a special deal come get an earmark in a spending bill. that's typically how this happens. it is the political parties and these crony capitalists. i would not exclude left interests like the unions out well. the people who pay for that are the people on the downside to do not have a lobbyist in washington, d.c., starting
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 1:00am EST
has been operating in good faith. we understand that is what he continues to do. we have rob neighbors in our caucus -- rob nabors. he is on his way back to the white house. they need to discuss what has transpired with the speaker and the republican conference, which we do not know all the details either. >> a change in the cpi. kind didn't get into that of discussion. there isn't a concrete plan are details before the caucus. all of you can surmise what people in the caucus have had to say about that. until there is a proposal that people will vote on, it seems like a moving target. not much we can comment on. >> in the abstract -- >> that is more than in the abstract. we are not going to comment on that. the nation is in a difficult spot. we expect our leaders to step up. the president continues to step up. but we see resistance. we understand the difficulty that john boehner has with the more recalcitrant members of this caucus. we continue to stand with the president. the proposal has to accomplish the goals that he has outlined. we have not seen the kind of response from the othe
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 8:00pm EST
first time, and my mentor and friend, former congressman john linder, came to me and he said, rob, if you get worried, if you get into trouble, don't worry, jay will be there. and i think about how in one way or another, over 34 years, how many young, frightened, yet enthusiastic public servants have been comforted with those words, don't worry, if you get into trouble jay pearson will be there. this new incoming freshmen class is going to miss those comforting words and this incoming freshmen class, along with 435 of the rest of us, are going to miss jay pearson. i want to thank dr. pearson, mr. speaker, for his long, diligent, but most importantly cheerful service. it is an example that we could all learn from and i hope that we do. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. under the speaker's announced policy of january 5, 2011, the gentleman from california, mr. garamendi, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. garamendi: i thank you, mr. speaker, and i ask unanimous consen
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm EST
on c-span 3. coming up tonight and campaign to fix the debt. senator rob portman and gene sperling coming up next. that is followed by a discussion on health care costs. afterward, senator max baucus. and on tomorrow morning's "washington journal" peter welch and the latest developments on the fiscal cliff negotiations. josephhat, political'o's schatz. "washington journal" live tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. eastern. >> we have had explosions of knowledge in medicine. we have not coordinated. there are services that we have. they end up having so many cracks that the cracks are harmful to the diseases we are treating. you need to step back and ask, are we hurting people over all on a global level? what are we doing question mark -- what are we doing? now we have reports saying that 30% of everything we do may not be necessary in healthcare. the test we order and the procedures -- this is something that i think for the first time is really being called out as a problem. >> this function in the u.s. industry. dr. marty makary on c-span 2. >> the group campaign to fix the debt -- the for
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm EST
, quote, disappointing, and very unfortunate. we'll also hear from ohio republican senator rob portman. >> morning. thank you all for joining us this morning. i am working with the campaign to fix the debt and i'm the president of the committee for responsible federal budget. and i'm really excited to join a phenomenal panel that we have with us today to help the campaign fix the debt which is a large nonpartisan coalition that is focused on helping members of congress come together to put in place a comprehensive debt deal. so i'm very delighted that today is what we have is a diverse and very experienced group of panelists to talk about two major topics. tax reform and health care reform. all in the context of how are we going to work together to put in place a plan that would be able to tackle the nation's fiscal challenges. we'll hear opinions and disagreement and i hope we'll hear a lot of ideas about how to generate different useful reforms to the budget that can help get a big deal put in place. and none of us forget that what's going on in the political system is incredibly cha
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2012 7:00am EST
our own money. in terms of the fiscal cliff metaphor, what we have is a group of people who rob the bank in a car, congress decided to jump in the backseat, headed towards a cliff, the american people are on horses chasing behind, but the value is in the american people and our government. we should not renew their contracts. host: thank you for the call. this comment from one of our viewers -- your response? guest: with regard to the federal reserve, i respectfully disagree with your analogy and your description of the federal reserve. if folks out there listening this morning think congress would do a better job of monetary policy given how we're handling this policy currently, i would love to hear from you because congress is not and should not be in a position to handle monetary policy. having an independent federal reserve is extremely important for the financial credibility of the united states. if this contract is up on the 23rd, i think we ought to renew it. the second thing i will point out from the gentleman on facebook or e-mail, the united states is not broke. we're
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 12:00pm EST
to remember but i think we stole some of it from you, rob, at the time. >> i was essentially at the time i think haffs the last presidential campaign where one of the candidates talked about government management. then governor bush gave two speeches on management issues, one in nashville and one in philadelphia and they dealt with everything from the number of political appoint tees and the titetols all sorts of kind of more won key management issues and they were around the notion of the c.e.o. business type. in texas we did have the e-texas commission and it was a big initiative where we were looking at how do we become one of the better states around e.-dwovement government and there were a lot of volunteers around. that and so the e.-government. some of the proposals for the fund, the c.i.o., if i recall, rob, you had a study around that so we were stealing good ideas from anywhere and this one was originally yours. so it was really one part of it but it was the notion of can we make the federal government better, faster, sheeper through e-government. and at the time there was a belie
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 10:30am EST
that caught my attention, which is your support for the initiative offered by senator rob portman. lawmakers can adopt a version of the so-called dollar rule to address the 2011 debt ceiling. policymakers could agree at the beginning to cover that here -- year's budget. they could -- adopting some form of this rule would be a good safeguard. i appreciate his comments. isn't this exactly what we did that now everyone is trying to get out of? we have a dollar of spending reductions. 1.2 is already in place. the other is in the sequester. isn't that what we did? if that isn't a good idea, why are you and the the others now suggesting it is not a good idea? >> let me say a few things. first, the broad context. we need to get rid of the debt ceiling law. it is agonistic. we need to get rid of it. i suggest that some version of the dollar for dollar rule should be incremented. at least considered. it does not need to be one-for- one. it could be 50%. that is not going forward. my view is that we need to nail down how we can get to fiscal sustainability. get rid of the debt ceiling law. we need som
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 7:00am EST
house, rob neighbors. what is his job? guest: behind closed doors, the staff members have a lot more influence because some of the budget issues are so minuscule and then the legislative issues have to be drafted in legislative language. when there are no cameras or microphones, the negotiators are really talking turkey about what concessions can you live with and how can i sell this to my based? he has to be an honest broker and he has to keep lwaks forget -- leaks from getting in the press or no one would trust him. he does not let things get in the press the next day. host: he has to go to the white house and say this is what they are saying, this is what they can deal with. guest: yes. in the past when the negotiations happened in 1990, it comes down to a few people in a room. this is not considered democratic by many rank-and- file. year from an independent senator sanders in vermont saying we have our own ideas but when we are up against a deadline and the clock is ticking, it often boils down to sometimes a group of eight, as in what happened in 1990. sometimes it might just b
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 1:05am EST
look forward to working with you. i now recognize my distinguished colleague, rob andrews, a senior democratic member of the subcommittee, for his remarks. >> good morning again, mr. gotbaum. thank you for being with us. and for your service to our country. you are running a very important agency and i know you are very dedicated to that task. it is good you are here this morning to answer the committee's questions. 10 million americans benefit from a system that has served this country for many decades very well. it is a system where pensions and other benefits are provided, where small business people, contractors, trucking companies, markets, supermarkets, and others, get together and pool their resources and share costs in order to provide pensions and other employee benefits. this is what is known as the multi employer system. the multi employer system, in all cases, involves a collective bargaining agreement that sets the terms and conditions for benefits that will be given. the system has worked extraordinarily well, and it is the system that 10 million americans rely upon fo
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 7:00am EST
it up front. i say that's an invitation for someone to rob the church. i say you should take the offering and walk its -- lock it up. i believe in concealing carry. i have a concealed and carry. when people have a concealed carry, somebody at that school might have been able to deter this. if the federal government wants to help the schools, they should give the funding. they need to fund -- every school in the united states should be funded with money from the federal government so there can be a full-time police officer on staff in every building in every school of the united states. host: on twitter -- president obama talk about meaningful action last night. on the washington post, they're asking what does that mean? the wall street journal has an opinion piece as well responded to the shootings in connecticut. herman is an independent caller in louisiana. what's your opinion? caller: when you have a gun free zones, you advertise to these mentally ill people that there's nobody there that is armed and nobody can stop them. an intruder with a gun. host: what would you do? c
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 10:00am EST
committee, max baucus of montana. in the meantime, from this morning, a group that heard from rob portman and the director of the economic council gene sperling. we will show you as much of their remarks as we can until the portion with senator baucus gets under way. >> actually, they just give my speech. i would like to grow and not slow the economy. that is part of the answer to this. we may disagree on how we do it, but we are not going to get the fiscal house in order without having additional revenue, and that comes from growth. we also need to restrain spending, we need to do both. in washington, there is such a deep fiscal hole right now we cannot find it without both. again, we will have differences of opinion on how to do it. there are strong opinions on its sides -- on each side, both sides, but that is why we need a discussion today, why we need a successful outcome, not only to the fiscal cliff talks, but also to the longer issue of debt and deficit, and long-term growth. i was asked to focus on what might be possible in terms of possible tax reform. i know tax reform and heal
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 12:35am EST
have been robbing our people spending so much on defense you are scaring everybody else. that has given them an excuse for an arms race and i will tell you comrades, if we let them get by with forcing us into an arms race we are going to lose it. exactly what president reagan was trying to do tactically. i would say that people at the time -- i know some of marvin's colleagues would say reagan really didn't pay that much attention to details, his eyes would glaze over if you got in numbers of missiles and warheads and stuff. and, true, he didn't look at those things. he concentrated on the basic things. how do i understand this other fellow and convince him to do something that is actually in his own interests because his current pil policies are not. we spent much more time, and i think effective time, talking to reagan about where gorbachev was coming from and what his pressures were and one fof the things that we needed to do was to convince them we were not out to do them in. among other things, reagan said in that same memo that human rights was too important to carry it out entire
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 1:00pm EST
director. for those of you here who are noort boxing fans or don't remember sugar ray rob join, about 99% of the audience, he was pound for pound the greatest boxer in the history of the game. sugar ray robinson policy record, when i see her i say high sugar. >> i was wondering why you say that. >> one of my younger reporters overheard this one time and said to a colleague, god, is he old. it's a different generation, isn't it? i'm sorry. sugar. >> i'm glad you explained that. >> you were worried, too. it's terrific to be here. what a great panel. glenn hutchins is the founder of silver lake. he has been probably -- there's been no private equity guy who has invested in as much in technology and innovation. his -- he is a tremendous asset to drew fast at harvard. as a great advisor and harvard management committee, i guess, and his real claim to fame is he's the part owner of the bosston celtics. if we -- boston celtics. if we start to in any way -- we aren't achieving what we want, we'll talk about rondo today. glenn is really a great -- he's one of the smartest people i have ever met i
CSPAN
Dec 14, 2012 2:00pm EST
by calling -- it is like calling after your house has been robbed. do you have a responsibility to protect the employees or the customers at the bank? do we need to think about this in an active defense kind of way? you are rushing and blitzing the other team's quarterback but they are trying to score on you. what should the private sector be doing and thinking? you had been a wonderful leader. one of the reasons, i am curious why you wanted to step into this role. i am a little more forward lean and probably most people would be in this. you do not just shoot back. you will take down innocent sites along the way. what about forensics evidence? could that be shared with other entities? i would be curious what everyone's thoughts are. >> thank you. i think this illustrates this will be a long national dialogue. they want to play a key and critical role in that dialogue. this is why i stepped up to chair the external committee for the cyber security initiative. i would like to think our president for their leadership. i think the issues here, there are a paradigm shifting issues. i spent my
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm EST
, emanuel cleaver, also of missouri, rob bishop of utah, raul grijalva of arizona for working with me to preserve the district of columbia world war i memorial. earlier this year in search for a suitable memorial for world war i, representative ted poe introduced h.r. 938, which would have nationalized the d.c. memorial by redesignating it as the district of columbia and national world war i memorial. . he made clear, however, that he wasn't focused on the d.c. memorial but his goal was a world war i memorial here. while i very much believe in commemorating all world war i veterans, i had to oppose altering the integrity of the d.c. memorial. the d.c. memorial was built with the blood and treasure of d.c. residents only, including funds from schoolchildren. more than 26,000 d.c. residents who served in world war i, the 491 who died, more than the number from three states, have their names enfwraved on the memorial. our memorial is deeply symbolic of historic and continuing concerns of this -- of district veterans, particularly our veterans who continue to serve without equal congressi
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Dec 18, 2012 1:00pm EST
continues to do. we just have rob neighbors in our caucus and he said he is on his way back to the white house because they need to discuss apparently what has transpired with the speaker and the republican conference. to which we don't know all the details either. >> the last proposal from the president included a change in the c.p.i. is your caucus willing to support that? >> we didn't get into that kind of discussion. again, and the reason is there isn't a concrete plan or details before the caucus. all of you can generally surmise what people in the caucus have had to say about that, but until there's any kind of concrete proposal that something that people will actually vote on, you know, the -- it seems like a moving target. so not really much we can comment on there, etc. >> in the abstract, a change in the c.p.i. -- >> in the abstract -- more than -- there's more than the abstract, but we're not going to comment on that. listen, the nation is in a very difficult spot, and this is where we expect our leaders to step up. what we've seen happen so far is that the president continues
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 2:00pm EST
in spending reduction. if you carry that out -- rob portman did a study for all of us -- if you carry that out over a 10-year period, you have a balanced budget at the end of 10 years. the changes that lamar and i propose are changes that add up to trillions and trillions of dollars over time, because when you do something like this, you understand, compounding the fact that occurs here, 20 million more americans coming on medicare over the next decade. even the first year is only a trillion, the reforms over time, you really are making these programs solvent which is what most of us want to do. we do not want to kick the can up the road. what you are doing if we can move to this -- if we are in a situation where we are not jeopardize in the credit of our country, but we are solving this -- the issue that the market is talking about, which is the -- which lamar is talking about, which is the medicare fiscal cliff, which is not being dealt with. entitlement reforms are more -- by far than discretionary cuts, because discretionary cuts, we have to defend against those every month, whereas entitl
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